Who's ready to get their toes wet & make some memories?!?! Let's have some fun now that the weather is pretty with a Creek Photoday! We've been waiting since early June to get in the creek & here's our chance! This will be our last summer style photoday, as the fall months will be upon us quickly & we'll be preparing for the new store to open, Fall Set ups, Christmas cards & Santa Photodays.... so come out and soak up the sun Southern Grace Style!
Last year's creek day was super cute ~ we had a vintage lil boat set up and campground set too! While this was beyond precious, this year we are going to focus our attention simply on the creek and your family... I am planning to have a cute piece of furniture in the creek for posing (though not sure exactly what it'll be just yet~ still waiting for the perfect piece to scream out at me). This year's session will be 15 minutes each and will result in 15-20 images per session. Since we are posting on short notice the price will be reflect for last minute booking. Your payment will be split into two payments : $20 is due now to book your slot (scroll down for payment button) and the remaining $100 is due at time of session. Upon arriving please allow a few extra minutes to sign waiver, get down to water and make payment to my assistant... so arrive a few minutes early please. With appointment times being 15 minutes (which is plenty of time for me to photograph your family) you must make sure not to be late.. we will have back to back appointments, so if you are 10 minutes late we will only have 5 minutes to work with you guys, so it is beyond important to be on time.
If you are bringing young kiddos, please do not stress the children by telling them that they are having their photos made (unless they have worked with us before and are excited to come). We would prefer you tell your children that they are going to play in the creek with some of your friends and that they will have a fun time helping Mrs. Nichol. This takes all the "cheese faces" and stress out of your children. If they are expected to be "good and smile" it'll result with stiffness and they will not enjoy our time together. I have been photographing for 7 years and have learned along the way how to loosen up the kiddos so we capture the realness in their smiles and we leave them ready for the next session. If your children don't follow direction well and you are stressed that 15 minutes won't work with them.. just bring them out and let me do my job, it'll be fine so long as the parent doesn't prestress the child :) I know this is kinda upfront and yes, I'm telling you how to parent ~ but I also know you want awesome images, so I tell you all this info for your own good ;) And this info goes for the hubby's too ~ I will handle their great love for photographing (insert sarcasm here) we alway end up having fun and the men usually leave us saying how painless it was and that they actually had fun.. so no worries Mama, if you are wanting to capture your sweet lil family ~ just bring them to me & I'll rock it out for ya!
Make sure to bring towels and a carefree heart, because we are gonna have fun! If you choose not to get completely wet at the end of your session, I won't force you but if you will it'll be the most fun your family has had all summer!
August 3, 2013 Available Appointment times:
2:00 R. Rosas
2:15 Amanda Pd. In full
5:00 Julie Wishon
5:45 J. Ayers
6:00 Kelly Prather Pd.
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We have had a lot of new families come through this summer and have questions as to how everything works... so here is a quick run down on how we work a photo day step by step:
Pay deposit on the blog ($20 in this case) this fee is non-refundable if you should cancel. Should bad weather roll in, we will reset the date to the following available weekend & in the event you can't make it, we'll refund you in full. Refunds may take anywhere from 30 to 90 days to be completed and refund will be made in the same form it was paid.
Once you arrive we will photograph you and your sweetheart, or you and your family, or just the kiddos, or whatever your heart desires for 15 minutes, when that time is up the next family will roll in & you will be on your way :)
You will then be so very excited to see your images and we will be dead beat tired with pruned toes from being in the creek for hours that we will need a few days to get the images transferred to computer and start the editing process. You will see the albums start to go up online and they will not be in any order. This will drive you insane because you will want so badly to see your images, I promise they will be edited asap and will be uploaded for you to see and share with friends. Once I finish editing all the sessions from the photo day I will start the disc making process, so even though your images are online and the album is complete the disc will be made once all images are complete. When hosting a photoday we cut your shooting time down, but the cost is cut also.. we do this because we are able to work in bulk, same goes when it comes to editing and creating discs.
Once the discs are complete, we will ship them to you if you prefer (packages are mailed on Tuesday and Thursdays) or I have set up a lock box at the new store/office and you can pick up your disc from there. We are located across from Ellijay Tire (behind the Dollar General) in suite 908A. On the sidewalk you will see a lockbox and we will provide code for you to enter in order to pick up disc of images.
With the disc of images you will be able to print and share the images as you choose. We do ask that when uploading online to please give photo credit to Southern Grace Photography. We will provide suggested printing lab for your printing needs and can assist you in ordering your prints online or you may go to local printing lab. If printing local we recommend Jasper Drug Strore, as they are able to provide amazing customer service and prints as large as poster size with great quality.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Thanks for choosing Southern Grace Photography to capture all your most precious memories.